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What Does A Phlebotomy Technician Do?

Phlebotomy technicians are skilled healthcare professionals trained to collect, transport, and handle blood (and, sometimes, non-blood specimens) for laboratory analysis or blood transfusions. They spend most of their time interacting with patients, drawing blood, and preparing samples to be sent to the laboratory for testing. Blood and non-blood specimens are tested to diagnose illness, evaluate the effectiveness of medications, determine whether a patient is receiving proper nutrition, and more. 

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Where Does A Phlebotomy Technician Work?

Phlebotomy technicians most often work in hospitals and outpatient labs but can also work in physician’s offices, student health centers, correctional facilities, plasma centers, blood banks, or other healthcare facilities. 

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High School Diploma or GED

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Course registration & payment

Training Materials Provided

Expert-led video based training

eBook: Phlebotomy Worktext and Procedures Manual

Competency assessments

National Certification exam fee



Phlebotomy is an essential skill in healthcare, and a career as a phlebotomy technician should provide you with excellent job stability. As a phlebotomy technician, you can work in healthcare facilities such as hospitals, medical and diagnostic laboratories, and physicians’ offices.        

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment for phlebotomy technicians is projected to grow 10% through 2031, faster than average for all occupations. The BLS also reports the median annual wage for phlebotomy technicians in 2021 was $37,380, with the highest 10% earning more than $48,490.   

Upon completing this program, students wishing to complete the Certified Phlebotomy Technician exam must complete 30 venipunctures and ten capillary sticks on a live person. Students should already be working in the field to meet this requirement. 

Skills Learned

Upon completion of this certified Phlebotomy Technician program, you’ll learn several skills, such as: 

  • Knowing medical terminology, disease processes, anatomy, and physiology 
  • Understanding the responsibilities of patient care and monitoring, safety, and compliance 
  • Grasping the importance of customer service, communication skills, and professionalism 
  • Collecting blood and non-blood specimens for testing and analyzing in a clinical laboratory 
  • they effectively communicates with patients, doctors, and medical staff efficiently and understands the importance of bedside manners. 
  • Verifying patients’ identities to ensure proper labeling of specimens and information entered into a database. 
  • Assembling and maintaining equipment such as needles and specimen containers. 
  • Keeping a clean, sanitary, and safe work environment 
  • Appreciating the role of HIPAA, OSHA, COLA, and CLIA-waived testing 


Professionalism in Allied Health
Introduction to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology


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$22,000 – $36,000

Laboratory Specimen

patient getting ready to have blood drawn

$35,000 – $37,000


Phlebotomy technicians looking at screen

$26,000 – $49,000



After completion of our Phlebotomy training program, you will have the knowledge to pass the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam, issued through the National Healthcareer Association (NHA), and begin your career in healthcare.



Certified Phlebotomy Technician

The CPT exam ensures you are knowledgeable and fully prepared to work as a phlebotomy technician in a clinical environment. 

PLEASE NOTE: This Phlebotomy certification program is NOT available to students who plan to work in the states of California or Washington. Many states have licensing or certification requirements for those performing the role of a Phlebotomist. This MedCerts program is aligned with and/or prepares candidates for certification or licensure in each state except California and Washington.


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Program & Tuition Cost
$2,000 average
Up to $20,000
Exam Fees, Books & Materials
Up to $750
Job Ready In
3–6 months
24–48 months
Schedule Flexibility
On-demand 24/7
Set class schedule
Travel Requirements
None: 100% online
On-campus classrooms
Student Support
Personal Advisors: text, call and email access
Professors: scheduled office hours
Career Coaching
Exam-tailor + soft-skill training to build well-rounded careers
Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit
Content Delivery
3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning
Professor lectures


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A Phlebotomy Technician needs a number of skills to be successful. They need to have coordination, because it takes a steady hand and good eye-hand coordination to draw blood while causing as little pain to the patient as possible. They need to have attention to detail, because everything needs to be properly labeled and stored to avoid mixing, lost or contaminated samples. Also, communication and stamina are important skills to possess, because you’ll be working for hours on your feet with patients who may be nervous around needles.

The number of hours a phlebotomist works depends on the work location. In a clinic or donation center, you might work a fairly normal weekday full-time schedule. In a hospital you may be required to work night shifts and weekends. Phlebotomy Technicians typically work 40 hours a week, but may work overtime hours in clinical and hospital environments.

The best place to work as a Phlebotomy Technician will depend on your desired workplace environment. Some phlebotomists may enjoy the challenges of a hospital or clinic environment, whereas others might prefer more predictable office hours like in a doctor’s office.

Medical assistants work alongside physicians to provide both administrative and clinical support. A phlebotomy technician is solely trained to draw blood.

Yes. For most phlebotomy professional certifications, you need to earn a certain number of continuing education credits every two years. There are short courses you can take to fulfill this requirement.

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Union Adventist University, located in Lincoln, Nebraska, provides the highest quality training in order to best serve students and surrounding communities. Our specialized career training programs provide up-to-date and in-demand skills, preparation and certification, ensuring that everyone who completes our programs is of the highest caliber.